Acanthus ebracteatus produces flowers and contains medicinal properties

Acanthus ebracteatus (Sea Holly, Holly Mangrove, Holly-leaved Mangrove, Jejeru Hitam in Malay) Sea Holly or Holly-leaved Mangrove grows in the undergrowth of mangroves, swamps, along river banks and marshes of Southeast Asia. Besides, it contains medicinal properties. Acanthus ebracteatus is listed as vulnerable in the Red List of threatened plants of Singapore.

Saccharum officinarum as a cash crop for the production of sugar, ethanol and etcetera

Saccharum officinarum (Sugarcane, Sugar Cane, Tebu in Malay) Sugarcane or Sugar Cane is the ninth most valuable crop and livestock product by value. It is popularly grown as a cash crop for the production of sugar, ethanol and other industrial uses. Besides, Sugarcane has also been used medicinally.

Tropaeolum majus produces flowers in kaleidoscopic colours

Tropaeolum majus (Nasturtium, Garden Nasturtium, Indian Cress, Monks Cress) Garden Nasturtium or Indian Cress produces long-lasting  and kaleidoscopic flowers as well as attractive foliage that are water lily-like. However, the downside is it self-seeds readily and may pop up in places where they are not wanted. No wonder, this beautiful plant is considered invasive in […]

Paphiopedilum glaucophyllum is an exotic and charming orchid plant

Paphiopedilum glaucophyllum (Tropical/Asian Lady’s Slipper, Shiny Green Leaf Paphiopedilum) The Shiny Green Leaf Paphiopedilum is an exotic and charming orchid that has become the desire of many enthusiasts of orchid and hybridisers. A perfect species collection for its small size and longevity of flowering. Paphiopedilum glaucophyllum is assessed as endangered in the IUCN Red List […]

Pyrus pyrifolia produces edible fruits that are crisp, juicy, sweet and aromatic

Pyrus pyrifolia (Asian Pear, Chinese Pear, Korean Pear, Japanese Pear, Taiwanese/Sand Pear) The flowers of Asian Pear on the long-lived tree are a popular symbol of early spring with magnificent white blossoms almost completely covering the tree. Korean Pear produces edible fruits that are firm, very crisp, hugely juicy and sweet as well as highly […]